Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 139

"Map of the United States and Territories Showing the extent of Public Surveys and other details constructed from the Plats and official sources of the General Land Office…", General Land Office

Subject: United States

Period: 1866 (dated)

Publication: Annual Report of the Commr. Genl. Land Office

Color: Hand Color

54.5 x 28 inches
138.4 x 71.1 cm

This map, in full original hand color, is one of the more remarkable maps produced by the General Land Office. It shows the extent of the Public Surveys in 1866 and many items of great interest. Most significant are the gold, silver, copper, and other mineral deposits that are color-coded to mark their location. The sites of army forts and posts provide an excellent view of the undeveloped territories and the western frontier. Details include land grants, townships, subdivisions, railroads, mining districts & etc. Present-day Wyoming is shown as part of the Dakota Territory. Made under the direction of Hon. J.S. Wilson, Commissioner, by Theodore Franks. First edition of this most desirable map.

References: Wheat (TMW) 1137; Phillips (A) 1388-23.

Condition: B

Backed with linen, as issued, with a couple fold splits, archivally repaired. Light scattered foxing, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/5/2003